(1) Pharmacies will be designated as limited access areas.
Note R and Q items will be
positioned out of sight of the public during operating hours.
(2) Storage containers for controlled items will be unlocked only when property is removed.
(3) Unit dose carts containing medication will be kept in limited access areas when not in use.
(4) Unit dose carts will be kept under physical control or in clear view by authorized personnel
b. Radioactive Material. Radioactive material is hazardous, and unauthorized tampering and theft
may endanger a community. To avoid unauthorized access, the guidelines listed below should be
(1) Storage areas for radioactive material must have a controlled access.
(2) Establish an ID system for authorized personnel.
(3) All first floor windows and exterior openings must be sealed, or they must have bars or steel
mesh affixed. Doors must be reinforced or eliminated.
(4) A strictly controlled lock and key system will be implemented, and the number of persons
authorized to use keys will be limited.
(5) Interior and exterior security lighting should be used.
(6) Security personnel working in health care facilities should be trained in the hazards and
potential hazards of radioactive materials. They should also be trained in the safety and emergency
3. Special Consideration.
a. Security of Designated Persons (VIPs).
(1) AR 40-3 outlines DA policies and procedures for the medical care of foreign dignitaries. The
regulation also covers such care for important US government personnel.
(2) CID has primary responsibility for VIP security, and MP assets are used mostly in a support
(3) VIP security must be of the low profile-type. Generally, it should be carried out in a separate
location where possible.
(4) The MEDCEN/MEDDAC security officer advises project officers in VIP operations on
vulnerabilities of the hospital.